University of East Anglia
Computer Systems Engineering with a year in Industry BEng (Hons)
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Course Description


How do everyday items like cars, mobile phones, games consoles and washing machines work? How can we use computer science to control equipment and machinery in the food and oil industries? On this course you will master computer science and discover how to apply it to hardware – such as embedded devices, networks and electronics. You will spend your third year in the workplace, putting your skills into practice and gaining experience, contacts and industry knowledge.

If you have an interest in computing, whether it’s through building your own hardware or writing your own code, this course is for you. You should also be passionate about the contribution computing can and does make to humanity, in everything from arts, culture and entertainment, to business, health, communications, and society as a whole. And you should already follow the exciting developments of the field in the press and on blogs, and be excited about contributing your own ideas and creativity to this always-evolving sector.

About This Course

This degree is highly practical, allowing you to combine your interest in computing science with hardware-based subjects such as electronics, embedded devices and networking. Crucially, it will give you the flexibility to deepen your knowledge in specialised areas or explore a broader range of subjects.

You’ll start by mastering computer programming using various languages and on different platforms, giving you a solid grounding in software. You’ll build on this by focusing on hardware – including looking at computer architectures and networks, not just in PCs but in a range of devices. Underpinning this will be the practical study of electronics, and you’ll develop your skills in circuit design and construction too. You will also have options to take subjects such as cyber security and audio and visual processing.

In addition to academic study you will spend a year in industry. You will gain valuable work experience and have the chance to build your professional skills and confidence. Relevant work experience is a great asset in today’s competitive job market. A year in industry will not only give you first-hand knowledge of the way in which your field operates, it will also greatly improve your chances of progressing within that sector as you gain valuable contacts and insight.

Your final year project will allow you to bring all of this work together to focus on a particular real-world problem.


Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 24 graduates of Computer Systems Engineering with a year in Industry BEng (Hons) at University of East Anglia for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Systems Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
59 /100
24 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Systems Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29661 £31510 £36530
25-75 percentile range £25762 - £34490 £23194 - £39893 £26878 - £46535

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computer Systems Engineering with a year in Industry, BEng (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Systems Engineering with a year in Industry BEng (Hons) at University of East Anglia

45% Engineering professionals
30% Information Technology Professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

including one A-Level in Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

including grade A in Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

including Mathematics, Computing, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

including Higher Level 5 in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Chemistry, Physics or Economics.

in an IT or Science based subject. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

Obtain an overall Pass including a B In the core of the T Level and a Merit in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable pathways: Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction or Digital Production, Design and Development

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website or email [email protected]

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component).
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Computer Systems Engineering with a year in Industry, BEng (Hons).


Tuition Fees Computer Systems Engineering with a year in Industry BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £21700 year 1
International £22800 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of East Anglia in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East Anglia in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #33 
    • #687 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]


    • #26 
    • #683 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

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About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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Where is this programme taught

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